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I fucked up. Here's some more Metroid Dread art to make it up to dephoenix. All-time favorite Samus art in the comments.


Among the demos on Steam this week, don't sleep on Patrick's Parabox. I first saw this on a mystery game tournament, and it's super neat. Push boxes inside themselves to solve puzzles and also levels are boxes too.


One of the games that I think got overlooked in the Direct yesterday is this one right here. It just showed up as a quick highlight. I'm digging the art a lot, so I'm curious to see how this'll turn out. Cautiously my overlooked gem of E3.


Nintendo dropping No More Heroes 3 gameplay after everything is said and done.


I'm a sucker for floating islands, so I'm 100% here for it. New powers look neat, but from the story beats it seems unlikely we'll get to play as Zelda still.


Now that Rabbid Bowser seems to be a thing, how long until Rabbid Bowsette? My money is on approximately 2 hours.


Also mermaid friend! Unfortunately she's quite tricky to take good picture of, but it's a great model that turned out nice. Designed by Chen Xiao


Had to take a little bit of a break due to everything happening at once, but things are definitely looking up. My new article is getting underway, we're progressing on getting me a teaching contract, and I just got my first vaxx this morning!


Dates update: both went quite well, everyone had a good time. However, Lady A didn't feel a spark. Lady B completely lost track of time for an hour; said this was a good start. So nothing solid yet, but the door's still open and I did like her a lot too.


Out of nowhere I appear to have two dates this week. Lady A is a go-getter who likes animals (including dinosaurs), Marvel, Harry Potter and singing. Lady B is adventurous and likes painting, Zelda, hiking and Studio Ghibli. Hoping either one is a winner.


Every time Eurovision is on I feel the need to state that I still listen to Lordi and I still unironically love them. I didn't catch any of it this year, (because ewww, popular things! >.<) but I hear they performed again so joke's on me I guess.


Took my bike into the polder today, it was great! Saw baby geese, swallows flew by right overhead, and saw a stork fly off 2 meters away from me! This place is literally 15 minutes away from where I live, and I never even knew. 10/10 would bike again.


Yo dawg, I herd you like bridges, so...


Smol birb friend! Sparrow designed by Meng Weining. This is some of my favorite paper to work with: strong, creases sharply and looks great for any brownish critter (so, most of them). Very proud of this guy, one of the best I've ever made.


"Wait, why does the game only make me fight this thing now? I've killed huge dragons, and now we're just getting some ape with horns? It's barely bigger than me! How hard could this guy be?" - Me, about 10 seconds before getting bodied by Rajang.


Doggo friend! Designed by Gen Hagiwara.


Oh Torchic just can't WAIT to be kiiiiiing!


Last one for the day. So yeah, New Pokémon Snap...'s pretty great.


"Mom, are we there yet?...Are we there yet?....Are we there yet?...Are we there yet?...Are we there yet?...Are we there yet?" - "NO WE'RE NOT THERE YET!"


My first Snap worth sharing, hopefully to be followed by many more. I'm loving this game already; it feels like a much more complete experience than the original, and it truly invites creativity with how easily you can fine-tune your pics.


I just spent way more money on paper than I'm willing to admit, but the result was worth it! Seated peacock, designed by Himanshu Agrawal


Man, Rise's Rampage Quests are the píts. I just did the Urgent one against Apex bear. Only won because you don't fail at 3 carts, and the quests randomly completed. I don't think it was even dead, it just popped up "You win!" like it felt sorry for me.


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .

I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.

Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:

StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:

and a Spell Card for The Wombat:

Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:

RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:

And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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